Ask a Bicycle Question - Part 6

kenzie

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How can I order Propain Bike and ship to Singapore?
 

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Saw this Sava Z3 carbon. Looks good but quite pricey. Any advice if it's worth to buy
 

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i'm trying to learn how to DIY change chain, bought the chain from lazada

6/7/8 Speed Chain IG51 Shimano Bike Chain MTB 116 Links For Bicycle Replacement​

but the repair man at bike shop said mine is speed 6, he said my chain is 8 so not compatible. tell me buy his chain he said 6 speed and he will replace it, is it true my chain cant use?
 

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may i enquire if its worth taking this course? i am totally clueless about bike, want to learn to fix things . any feedback ?

SCF Basic Bike Mechanics Course on my Skill Futures.​

 
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may i enquire if its worth taking this course? i am totally clueless about bike, want to learn to fix things . any feedback ?

SCF Basic Bike Mechanics Course on my Skill Futures.​

No idea about this course. If you have time and you have credit to use, why not?

Otherwise on YouTube there are many good videos on Bike maintenance. Check out the Park Tool channel for example.
 

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i'm trying to learn how to DIY

6/7/8 Speed Chain IG51 Shimano Bike Chain MTB 116 Links For Bicycle Replacement​

but the repair man at bike shop said mine is speed 6, he said my is 8not compatible. tell me buy his chain he said 6 speed and he will replace it, is it true?

Wheel question,

Dahon curve old 16 inch 305 fork,
Can fit a 349 brompton wheels?
 

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thanks for ur inputs on changing to mountain-type tyres. i experimented with the stock tyres by reducing the air pressure to around 80+ psi. was riding on 100psi and 90+ psi. i think 80+ psi allows more surface contact with the tyres and makes the ride feel "less slippery". i will continue to monitor.... but....

the rear tyre got punctured, only realize it when i wanted to ride this morning. sigh... need to buy the spare parts and diy the inner tube. part and parcel of bike riding? haha...
 

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hello, looking for some recommendations for my first bike

am 1.8m / 85kg

Purpose: PCN / trail riding with friends, going to nearby shopping centre

Prob looking for a hybrid bike after searching around. There's quite a few slopes ard my area so hoping that the bike can be light as possible

budget prob $500? not sure how high or low the price can go. and dun wanna go so high for a first bike
wouldnt mind a used bike as long as its still in good condition

looked around shopee and saw there's a number of good review for the begasso brand. but 16kg is heavy i would presume?

thanks!
 

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not worth to buy, because the speed only shimano 9 speed Sora...

if u buy normal bike with shimano 9 speed Sora the price only SGD 800 - 900... but now u pay 1.7 to 2k just buy the same speed....

of course you can said Wheel is better, Frame is carbon fibre. but this add up from SGD 800, the actualy value for Z3 only 1.2k like that...

i prefer you to buy Cruis , Fnhon, Dahon can easily get shimano 10 Speed Tiagra the price only from 900 to 1.2k..

actually Sava Z3 also same weight with Cruis and Fnhon... so dont just see carbon fibre that mean is lighter. not such thing, i have go do weight measure. Z3 and Cruis is around the same weight 10.4 kg...
 

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if you want lighter and convenience to bring to MRT , Bus only folding bike suite you.

if you want mountain bike or Road with light weight, at your budget, u cant get it. u need pay SGD 900 to get Sava road bike carbon frame. that 1 is around 10kg road bike...

but if i am you, i will prefer take folding bike. because road bike cant fold, if you route island or route half island, anything u bike spoil , if folding bike u can take Taxi go back, but if road bike or mountain bike, u need to find bicycle transport , that was additional charge quite expensive...
 

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only 16 hour course, i dont think u can learn a lot. this is basically to teach u how to do maintanance for your bike only... not include change part or repair
 

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I am torn between Raleigh R880 that’s priced around $350 versus Giant Escape 2 (year 2020) which priced around $580.

Comparing parts don’t help since I’ve no idea which one is better than the other

any thoughts on these 2 bikes? if they’re the same performance, Raleigh wins.



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bot a dahon foldable with a seat behind. normally carried a 15 to 20 kg kid. used less than 20 times n tyre bursted. wtf….

DAHON DREAM D6 20" HAT060 (BLACK)


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I have a riverside 100, the tyre is 700x38c/38-622, and im trying to buy an inner tube.

I find on shopee, like the max size they have is 700x28-32... would that inner tube fits my riverside?

Cycling noob here, thanks in advance.
 
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I have a riverside 100, the tyre is 700x38c/38-622, and im trying to buy an inner tube.

I find on shopee, like the max size they have is 700x28-32... would that inner tube fits my riverside?

Cycling noob here, thanks in advance.
can slightly smaller would expand to fit? as a guide i used a 23c/mm tube wif 700x32c tyre for years no issues ^^
 
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